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  • Writer's pictureDiana Steen

When to hire close protection security



If you are worried about safety, either for yourself, your family, or an asset, then you may consider hiring close protection security. Taking this step is essential if you believe there is a credible threat of harm, and it is important that you find a reputable company that can provide you with the necessary services and strategy to protect you or your loved ones.


What is close protection security?


Close protection security is the physical protection of client(s) from any possible threat of harm. This security measure is usually conducted by close protection officers (CPOs) or bodyguards who provide ongoing security assessments, surveillance, and threat mitigation, with the aim of keeping a client safe from danger.


This level of safety precaution has often been reserved for royalty, heads of state, celebrities, and VIP’s, however, close protection services are not limited to providing safety for the rich and famous, they are available for anyone that can pay for and needs personal protection. There are other types of close protection services, including constant protection services for valuable assets, round the clock home protection with residential security teams and specialist escorts.


When should you hire close protection security?


Although close protection seems exclusively for VIPS or for corporate security, it can be an extremely useful protection strategy by Pallas Consultants to protect anyone from the threat of harm. The reasons behind the decision to hire close protection security can vary between clients, which is why it is important to find a security team or private investigator firm you can trust, as they can create and implement a protection strategy that is tailored to you and your individual circumstances.


Close protection offers safety against a variety of threats that may occur in your day-to-day life. Although it is unlikely that the average person will ever need personal close protection, it is not unheard of to be used against stalkers or in domestic violence cases or to protect witnesses in high-profile court cases. If you aren’t sure whether close protection can help you, here is a list of the most common reasons to hire close protection security:

  • Stalkers

  • Threats against you or your family, both direct and indirect

  • Organized Crime

  • Privacy invasions

  • Corporate or political opponents

  • Overzealous fans

  • Protection of assets

There may be other reasons outside of this list that qualify for the help of close protection. We would always recommend speaking to an expert, such as one of our team here at Pallas Consultants, to discuss the details of your circumstances and see if there is anything we can do to help.


How can close protection security help?


Close protection officers or bodyguards do not simply stand around in case of a threat, they can work covertly if needed. Surveillance is a huge part of any protective services and will often involve the use of surveillance technology around the clock. Whether you want a visible deterrent in the form of a bodyguard or by operatives blending in with their surroundings to reduce the disruption in lifestyle, they will work tirelessly to create a full protection strategy, so you are protected at all times.


This can include continual risk assessments of your surroundings and locations, assessing event venues and offices to look for security vulnerabilities. This due diligence is a key aspect of close protection and should form part of any protective measures put in place to protect you, the client.


Sometimes a residential security team is needed for around-the-clock protection at a client’s home. This can help a client to feel safe and prevent any threats that are likely to occur during the night.


Traveling is another key area that close protection officers will take into consideration. Security teams are often tasked with planning and assessing routes for safety and depending on the severity and likelihood of the threat, using drivers who are highly trained in tactical driving.


Close protection Security with Pallas Consultants


At Pallas Consultants we have the knowledge and expertise to help keep clients safe and well protected, no matter the challenges we may face.


If you need personal security, we can provide you with close protection services and a strategy tailored to you. With years of experience in the security industry, combined with our specialist Close Protection Officers and state-of-the-art technology, you can be sure that our safeguarding of clients is handled professionally and with minimum disruption to the personal lives of our clients.


If you are concerned about hiring protective services, then we are experts at navigating what can often be a worrying time. The reassurance that is given to clients when they are explaining their circumstances and why they need personal protection is vital for making sure our clients are comfortable. And by choosing us here at Pallas Consultants, clients can get the right advice on the correct security solution for their needs, ensuring a significant enhancement to their safety and quality of life.


We understand that each client will have specific needs and requirements which is why we offer the creation of comprehensive security and close protection services that are tailored to you and your individual circumstances. From location and duration to the services required, they will deliver exactly what you need, when and where you need it:

  • Providing visible protection as a deterrent

  • Operatives discreetly blending in with the environment

  • Male/female close protection officers

  • Regular or one-off services

  • Individual or security team

So, whether you need specialist protection for appearances, events or personal security and safety, Pallas Consultants can tailor our range of services to your needs, helping you to always feel safe and secure. If it is a direct threat to your safety, or reducing the risks involved for attendance at an event, or simply close security for an appearance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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